FY21 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002396) to support high-impact technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) to accelerate the bioeconomy. BETO is focusing on applied RDD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry.

Subtopic 3b in this Funding Opportunity Announcement directly seeks to address R&D on separation technologies able to efficiently separate bioprocess intermediates to enable downstream processing. This Subtopic will provide funding for collaborative projects between an applicant and the Bioprocessing Separations Consortium to address critical bioprocess separations challenges.

Interested parties should submit an inquiry to the Separations Consortium email address ([email protected]). Please be sure to include your contact information, affiliation, and description of the project you have in mind.

The application process will include two phases: a concept paper and a full application. Concept papers are due on April 30, 2021, and full applications are due on June 21, 2021.

For more information, visit the BETO Funding Opportunity page and EERE Exchange.